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Episode 060: Science in the City with Dr. Bryan Brown

ngss science in the city Jan 02, 2020
 

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Meet Dr. Bryan Brown, an associate professor of science education at Stanford University. His work focuses on improving urban science education focusing on exploring how language and identity impact urban students’ learning. His book, Science in the City, was recently published and expands on the ideas on how science education can flourish if it is connected to students’ backgrounds, identities, language, and culture.

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  • 01:00 - 07:00    Introduction to Dr. Brown and his research
  • 07:00 - 11:30    Strategies for creating new language norms in the classroom
  • 11:30 - 16:30    More about Dr. Brown's...
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Episode 059: Justiceā€Centered Science Pedagogy with Daniel Morales-Doyle

 

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Daniel Morales-Doyle talks with us today about the powerful impact of a justice-centered science pedagogy. He gives examples of what this looks like throughout different grade bands. He specifically shares a high school chemistry unit he taught in Chicago. In the show notes, find his research and similar articles of the impact of justice centered science pedagogy.

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  • 01:30 - 05:30    Introduction to Daniel and justice-centered science pedagogy
  • 05:30 - 08:30    Examples of justice-centered science pedagogy in the classroom
  • 08:30 - 14:00    The impact of justice-centered science pedagogy for the students
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Episode 058: Building K-5 NGSS Units with Phaedra Taft

 

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Phaedra Taft shares with us how her team of teachers developed NGSS K-5 units. She discussed how they successfully use concept walls and concept posters with the early elementary students. Listen here for tips, and resources as Phaedra shares her team’s NGSS journey.

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  • 01:30 - 02:30    Introduction to Phaedra
  • 02:30 - 07:15    How Phaedra works with teachers to build elementary NGSS units
  • 07:15 - 10:45    Keeping the flow of the unit when there isn't time for science every day
  • 10:45 - 20:00    Concept walls for K-3 and examples
  • 20:00 - 26:00    Concept posters vs concept walls
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Episode 057: EQuIP Rubric 101 with Jeanane Charara

 

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Meet Jeanane Charara, a Science Resource teacher, a Science Peer Review Panelist, and has earned a Level 1 EQuIP Leader Credential. The Science PRP is an elite cohort of educators from across the country with expertise in the NGSS and the EQuIP Rubric for Science that reviews lessons and units to determine if these materials are NGSS aligned. Jeanane walks us through each of the EQuIP rubric categories and explains how teachers can use it to evaluate their NGSS curriculum and/or use as a guide in designing their own NGSS instructional material. Lots to learn here! 

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  • 01:30 - 02:30    Introduction to Jeanane
  • 02:30 - 07:30 ...
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Episode 056: Homegrown NGSS Curriculum Design with Suzanne Sullivan

 

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In this episode, Suzanne Sullivan shares with us the work her district’s vertical planning team has done with designing NGSS curriculum. She discusses the work she is doing as a 5th-8th grade science coach and encourages teachers to use their current skill set and passion as an entry point to NGSS. We all have strengths and skills to bring to the table with NGSS and it’s best to tap into those as we implement the vision of NGSS. Fantastic interview and a plethora of resources.

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  • 01:00 - 02:00    Introduction to Suzanne
  • 06:00 - 10:30    Vertical planning and Suzanne's work with her district
  • 12:00 - 24:00   ...
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Episode 055: Teaching for Social Justice with Timothy Stark

 

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All Standards All Students. This is one of NGSS 5 innovations. And part of that innovation involves “inclusion of phenomena and problems that are relevant and authentic to a range of student backgrounds and interests, with supports for modifying the context to meet local needs and opportunities for students to make meaningful connections to the context based on their current understanding, personal experiences, and cultural background.” Timothy Stark shares examples of teaching for social justice  and resources.

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  • 03:30 - 06:00    Introduction to Timothy, how he started teaching, and how he started thinking about social justice...
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Episode 054: 5 Practices for Orchestrating Task Based Discussion with Tamashi Hettiarachchi

 

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Meet pre-service teacher Tamashi Hettiarachchi. She shares with us her experiences & resources she finds helpful in learning how to teach NGSS. Her passion and energy is contagious. Listen and then check the show notes for links to the resources mentioned in the show.

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  • 03:05 - 05:25    Meet Tamashi and learn why she decided to become a teacher
  • 05:25 - 08:35    AntU professional development resources
  • 08:35 - 10:45    What it's like to be a pre-service teacher today
  • 10:45 - 21:10    5 Practices for Orchestrating Task Based Discussions in Science
  • 21:15 - 23:00    Applying the...
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Episode 053: Kindness & Equity in the NGSS Classroom with Kathy Renfrew

 

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Today’s guest Kathy Renfrew shares with us ways to incorporate NGSS in our classrooms using Social and Emotional Learning Standards. We go deeper into this quote from Kathy’s recent blog post, “If we have the goal of building equitable learning communities, we are making a step in the right direction. In this way we are modeling for our students, our colleagues, and our community what it means to be kind and just, and maybe, just maybe, #choosingkindness will become a part of who we all are.” 

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  • 02:15 - 05:00    Introduction to Kathy and her work
  • 05:30 - 15:00    Choosing kindness in the science...
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NGSNavigators Podcast Encore #3 - Jay McTighe and Dr. Judy Willis

Uncategorized Nov 07, 2019
 

The NGSNavigators Podcast one year celebration continues!

To celebrate our first year of the podcast, we are taking a brief pause from posting new episodes. But not to worry! We will return next week with an all new episode.

Today, we take a look back at our interview with the authors of Upgrade Your Teaching: Understanding by Design Meets Neuroscience, Jay McTighe and Judy Willis, M.D. In this encore of Episode 13, we discuss how we can use neuroscience research to improve curriculum, instruction. and assessment.

Your students can achieve deeper learning and understanding when you implement this knowledge. We talk about merging insights from neuroscience with your NGSS instruction.

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NGSNavigators Podcast Encore #2 - Wanda Faye Bryant

Uncategorized Oct 30, 2019
 

The NGSNavigators Podcast one year celebration continues!

To celebrate our first year of the podcast, we are taking a brief pause from posting new episodes. But not to worry! We have new podcasts with great guests in pipeline, being prepared for the very near future. While those are in production, we wanted to take the opportunity to re-share some of our favorite early episodes.

Today, we take a look back at our feature in podcast Episode 16 with Wanda Faye Bryant, a 7th grade NGSS science teacher at Detroit Public Schools Community District. Wanda shares with us what resources and strategies she uses to successfully implement NGSS in her classroomShe describes the lessons she’s learned through four years of experience implementing NGSS in her classroom, detailing various methods and exercises which have been useful in engaging students through NGSS.

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